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The Resource A history of Malawi, 1859-1966, John McCracken

A history of Malawi, 1859-1966, John McCracken

Label
A history of Malawi, 1859-1966
Title
A history of Malawi, 1859-1966
Statement of responsibility
John McCracken
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This is the first comprehensive history of Malawi during the colonial period. Using a wide range of primary and secondary sources, it places this history within the context of the pre-colonial past. The book examines the way in which British people, starting with David Livingstone, followed by the pioneer Scottish Presbyterian missionaries and including soldiers, speculators, colonial officials and politicians, played an influential part in shaping Malawi. But even more important is the story of how Malawian people responded to the intrusion of colonialism and imperialism and the role they played in the dissolution of the colonial state. There is much here on resistance to colonial occupation, including religious-inspired revolt, on the shaping of the colonial economy, on the influence of Christian missions and on the growth of a powerful popular nationalism that contained within it the seeds of a new authoritarianism. But space is also given to less mainstream activities: the creation of dance societies, the eruption of witchcraft eradication movements and the emergence of football as a popular national sport. In particular, the book seeks to demonstrate the interrelationship between environmental and economic change and the impact these forces had on a poverty-stricken yet resilient Malawian peasantry."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
968.9702
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT3201
LC item number
.M33 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
A history of Malawi, 1859-1966, John McCracken
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 461-471) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The land and the people -- Commerce, Christianity and colonial conquest -- The making of the colonial economy, 1891-1915 -- Religion, culture and society -- The Chilembwe rising -- Malawi and the First World War -- Planters, peasants and migrants: the interwar years -- The Great Depression and its aftermath -- Contours of colonialism -- The age of development -- The urban experience -- Peasants and politicians, 1943-1953 -- The liberation struggle, 1953-1959 -- The making of Malawi, 1959-1963 -- Prelude to independence: unity and diversity -- Revolt and realignment, 1964-1966
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 485 pages
Isbn
9781847010506
Lccn
2012288354
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)820791675
Label
A history of Malawi, 1859-1966, John McCracken
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 461-471) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The land and the people -- Commerce, Christianity and colonial conquest -- The making of the colonial economy, 1891-1915 -- Religion, culture and society -- The Chilembwe rising -- Malawi and the First World War -- Planters, peasants and migrants: the interwar years -- The Great Depression and its aftermath -- Contours of colonialism -- The age of development -- The urban experience -- Peasants and politicians, 1943-1953 -- The liberation struggle, 1953-1959 -- The making of Malawi, 1959-1963 -- Prelude to independence: unity and diversity -- Revolt and realignment, 1964-1966
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 485 pages
Isbn
9781847010506
Lccn
2012288354
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)820791675

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
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